Nefarious (a game where you play the bad guy)

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Nefarious (a game where you play the bad guy)

Postby Smashmatt » Fri Aug 22, 2014 3:47 am



That's right! Play the villain! Kidnap princesses! Outwit the good guys! Even turn the tables in a boss fight (whereas you're the big guy trying to thwart the little guy jumping around)! Nefarious, a new game coming for the Wii U, Windows, Mac, and Linux (and currently undergoing voting for Steam Greenlight)!

As you can see, the game is fully animated, almost akin to Wario Land: Shake It! or other such titles. You play as Crow, a man who prides himself in being a classic villain, as he kidnaps various princesses, each of which unintentionally assist him through various stages, and uses his skills and tricks, including his specially made "power glove", to both escape pursuing good guys and make it back to his lair. You can even interact with your minions back at Crow's Lair, though most of the management for them is handled by Crow's assistant, Becky.

What I found most notable about this, thought, is that Matthew Taranto, aka TriforceBun, the author and artist of Brawl in the Family is doing the music for the game (as well as another guy named David Levy who I'm not that familiar with)! He even wrote the main theme, which can be heard on BitF's site and on the Kickstarter page.

...Oh yeah, this is a Kickstarter. The game needs $50,000 to get funded, and it's almost a fifth of the way there. Of course, there are also stretch goals, including...

$60,000 - Musical Stage!
$70,000 - Additional Princess!
$80,000 - Hero Rush Mode!
$90,000 - Additional Princess!
$100,000 - New Game+
$110,000 - Additional Princess!
$120,000 - Minion Co-Op Mode!
$130,000 - Local Versus Mode!

For more information about the game, and to back it, visit the Kickstarter page here:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/74 ... /nefarious

...Just so you know, I'm not tied with this game or the production team at all, I just think this is a really cool-looking game that deserves to get made (and NOT just because they're making it for the Wii U). Besides, I'm a bit tight on money at the moment so I can't really back it that much, so I want to try and support it however I can. Here's hoping this gets funded!
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Re: Nefarious (a game where you play the bad guy)

Postby Goombachi » Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:16 pm

I remember when Overlord came out and was claiming to be the first to do this as well, way back in 2007. I mean, I agree, the trope isn't done as much as it should be, but there's quite a few games I could name where you play as the bad guy.
This game...eh. I'm not super impressed, looks pretty standard indie action platformer to me. Not going to donate, but might pick it up if the reviews are good.
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Re: Nefarious (a game where you play the bad guy)

Postby Smashmatt » Sat Aug 23, 2014 4:14 am

I kind of "knew" there were "play the bad guy" games before this, but even still, I like the style.

Also, apparently, there's now a 48-hour challenge going on now: if they make up to $15,000 by Saturday night, one "awesome" backer will donate $1,000.
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Re: Nefarious (a game where you play the bad guy)

Postby Akruru » Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:11 am

I knew the brawl in the family guy was involved with this but not that he could write music what the hell. this actually looks pretty entertaining














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Re: Nefarious (a game where you play the bad guy)

Postby Poisentoad » Thu Aug 28, 2014 1:11 am

hey
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